A perfectly grilled Porterhouse Steak

What sides best with a juicy porterhouse steak? Some grilled vegies and of course, a strong beer!
45 Min
20 Min
Serves 4

For the steaks and sides

  • 2 Porterhouse Steaks (each around 1.2kg)
  • 4 Pre-cooked corn on the cob
  • 4 Big sweet potatoes
  • 1/2 Cup Parmesan
  • 100g Bacon
  • 1 Onion
    Step 1

    Prepare the Porterhouse and sides
    Take the Porterhouse Steaks out of the fridge one hour before the grilling and salt it generously. This way the meat soaks in the salt and gets even more aromatic. In the meantime, prepare the sides: Put the unpeeled sweet potatoes in a pot. Fill it with water until the tubers are entirely covered with water. Add a pinch of salt and cook it depending on the size for 10 to 15 minutes. Once you can prick the sweet potatoes slightly with a knife, drain the water and let them cool down.

    Step 2

    Sweet potato gratin!

    For the sweet potatoes au gratin cut the tubers lengthwise into halves. Cut onions finely, dice the bacon and rasp the parmesan.

    Step 3

    Grill the Porterhouse Steak
    Fire up your Otto Grill! Preheat it onto 800°C for three minutes. If your steak is about 2 inches thick, set the Meat-O-Meter on stage 5. Grill it at high temperature on each side for about one minute until it has got a nicely brown crust. Then, set the burners on the lowest stage and let the steak rest for a while at the bottom of the grill. If your steak already has a pretty dark crust, better turn the burners entirely off. For the perfect steak experience use a meat thermometer to determine the cooking level through the core temperature.

    52°C - 55°C: medium rare

    56°C - 59°C: medium

    60°C - 62°C: well done

    Step 4

    Let the steak rest
    Otto’s tip: Take the Porterhouse cut out of the 800°C Steak Grill when the core temperature is 3 degrees below the desired temperature and let it rest for about 5 to 10 minutes. This way the meat juices will redistribute themselves again within the steak. The core temperature of the meat will also somewhat rise without the heat of the Otto Grill. So you will exactly reach your desired cooking level.

    Step 5

    Sweet potatoes au gratin and roasted corn on the cob

    While the Porterhouse is resting, you can gratinate the sweet potatoes and grill the corn on the Otto Grill. Therefore, put the bacon and onion dices on the cut-open side of the sweet potatoes. Put it all on the grill grate. Set the Meat-O-Meter on stage 5 and grill it at a low temperature. Once the cheese has reached a golden-brown crust, take the sweet potatoes off the grate. Turn the corn on the cob a few times until all sides are slightly roasted.

    Step 6

    Carve the porterhouse steak!
    Serve the meat together with the sweet potatoes au gratin and the grilled corn on the cob. Let the Porterhouse-fun begin!

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